About Wawaloli Beach Park on Kona & West Island, Hawaii
Wawaloli Beach Park lacks a sandy beach with easy access to the water, but it does have some sand and you can still cool off in the water. This park isn’t usually busy, but it does attract locals who want to play in the small pools between the lava rocks at the shoreline. Some of these pools are great for soaking and others are extensive tide pools where you can look for marine critters who live in them.
This is a great place to get out and walk around. An excellent trail meanders along the shore northward to Keohole Point where you can see both industrial and historic Hawaiian structures. A rugged road to the south of Wawaloli Beach leads into O’oma Beach Park where better swimming entries can be found.
Wawaloli Beach is located on state property that is leased to Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA). That state agency operates this beach park as a part of the Hawaii Ocean Science & Technology Park (HOST Park). They do a great job maintaining the facilities, just remember that the entrance to this property closes at the end of the day. Heed signs that post the closing time.
To get to Wawaloli Beach turn onto Kahilihili Street from Highway 19. When you reach Makako Bay Drive turn right and continue to the ocean where the beach park is located near the bend in the road. The restrooms are a bit farther up the paved road on the left, but you can park anywhere along the shoulder of the road near the bend. Picnic tables are provided all along this linear park.
- Makako Bay Dr
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
- Park Name
- Wawaloli Beach Park, HOST Park
- Pet Details
- Dogs allowed on leash
- Free parking
- Tidepooling, Picnicking, Walking
- Tide Pools, Restrooms, Showers, Picnic Tables, BBQs
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